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  • Not a Fan—a declaration of independence

    By Mindy Leaf

    July 2, 2015 | 10:57 am

    Superhero summer has blasted down among us once again. The past weekend saw some 43,000 Florida Supercon attendees at the Miami Beach Convention Center (established in 2006, it's the largest comic-con-like convention in South Florida). Next week's San Diego Comic-con (the original,...

  • American Football gets an F!

    By Mindy Leaf

    June 29, 2015 | 5:27 am

    Attention all parents! Before signing your kids up for the football team at camp — or during the school year — you must read this.

    And the results are in: Playing football is bad for your health. It's bad even if you haven't suffered multiple concussions — even if you haven't...

  • BDS backer bumped from Heroes contest

    October 10, 2011 | 4:34 pm

    The Jewish Federations of North America bumped a leader of a Jewish pro-Palestinian group from its Jewish Community Heroes competition.

    Cecilie Surasky, the deputy director of Jewish Voices for Peace, was removed because her organization is a supporter of the boycott, divestment and...

  • Grunberg: a hero will die

    By Adam Wills

    October 13, 2009 | 10:37 am

    Greg Grunberg confirmed via Twitter this afternoon that someone is going to die on “Heroes,” and it’ll be big:

    “Yes, one of the main characters is getting killed off for realzies!! Sad but true. Really sad. Stay tuned.”

    Rumors say it’s a major male character, and no one gave the...

  • Holocaust’s untold heroes

    August 31, 2009 | 11:52 pm

    Shahzada Irfan was a Daniel Pearl Fellow for The Houston Chronicle and JewishJournal.com

    When no other European country dared to withstand the wrath of Nazi Germany, it was the Muslims of Albania who saved a large number of Jewish people from extermination.

    Albania, a Muslim majority country in Europe, opened its borders during World War II and took in thousands of Jews fleeing from different countries. They were treated like honored guests, and many were given fake names and even passports.

    Read the full story at The Houston Chronicle.

  • Are these the top Jewish athletes of all time?

    By The Web Guy

    October 10, 2008 | 3:17 am

    InGameNow.com is a sports blog that tracks scores in real time -- games as they are played.

    Today, in honor of Yom Kippur, they published their list of the top Jewish 37 athletes -- seven winners and 30 nominees, as well as this photo of Olympic medalist Dara Torres (photo, left)....
  • After 10 months, ‘Heroes’ returns in a few hours

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    September 22, 2008 | 8:50 pm

    Ever since the writer’s strike, I’ve been waiting for this night, for the return of “Heroes.” I set the DVR as a back up over a week ago, and had blocked off the three-hour slot needed to fully indulge the start of volume three, dubbed “Villians.”

    And then, not entirely...

  • The Circuit 06-30-2006

    By Norma Zager

    June 29, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    All About Aviva
    It was a night of stargazing...and trying unsuccessfully to spot any flaws on the amazing "Desperate Housewife" Teri Hatcher, when Aviva Family and Children's Services presented its annual Triumph of the Spirit Awards Gala at the Regent Beverly Wilshire. The evening...

  • A Nod to Heroes of Past and Present

    By Simon Greer

    April 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    The holiday of Passover celebrates the liberation of the Jewish people from slavery in Egypt, but the Haggadah doesn't mention

    Nachshon ben Aminadav.

    Who was this man?

    According to the biblical account of the Exodus, the people have no sooner left Egypt than they encounter a...

  • Making Show Business Our Business

    By Rob Eshman

    October 17, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    It has almost risen to the level of obsession, this concern about Hollywood Jews and Israel. Why aren't they speaking out on Israel's behalf? Why aren't they flying to Israel to show their support? Why aren't they sending gobs of money to help out?

    In Los Angeles, the questions...

  • Light Eight Candles to Honor our Heroes

    By Rabbi Daniel S. Brenner

    November 29, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    On the nights of Chanukah, Dec. 9-16, Jews around the country will remember a little pitcher of olive oil. In particular, we will recall a moment from the second century BCE when one of the Temple priests searched through the rubble of the vandalized sacred house. In the midst of...

  • Honoring the Righteous

    By Brianne Korn

    April 6, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    When the atrocities of the Holocaust came to public light, many unsung heroes remained in the shadows.

    In a ceremony at the United Nations on Monday, some rescued Holocaust survivors met their unknown heroes, or those heroes' family members, for the first time since the war.